Stopped in after hiking on cool November day. Touch cold at our table. Eclectic decor kinda divey, especially the bathroom. Food was average. They had 4 drafts of their own stuff a sour, gose, IPA, and something else. Also hill farmstead and a fees other nice beers so can’t ask for much more. Bottle list is big but I didn’t peruse. Certainly worth a stop if your in this town.
We stopped in during a recent visit to New Paltz while we were on vacation. The place has a nice ambiance with an ecclectic mix of old stained glass other curiosities mounted on the walls and ceiling. The place wasn’t too busy and we were seated promptly. Our server took our drink order and it took her 15 minutes to bring everything. My daughter’s cup of coffee I ended up getting up and getting it myself. Our luch order didn’t arrive to the table until over an hour after it was placed. Our server walked back and forth giving the impresssion she was busy, but she never had anything in her hands. All together there were five tables and perhaps four people at the bar; it wasn’t that busy. The food, once it arrived, was well prepared and tasty, but by then it was really way too late. I don’t know if the server was just lost or there were problems in the kitchen but regardless, the service was absolutely dreadful. I may stop in againat some point when I travel to Albany on business, but I assure you, it will be for a drink at the bar and NOT to sit and eat.
Best bar in town. Best beer selection for miles and miles. If you are in town, this is the place to visit. Bartenders were quick to serve. The bar is opposite a handful of booths, and mostly woods. Quite a few offerings on tap, with one of there own brews, JiJi Bo IPA. This was the only place with a crowd of anything other than college age kids; not that the average age of the bar was older than 30ish.
A stone’s throw away from the very popular Gilded Otter brewpub, here’s Bacchus, an unpretentious relaxed pub. Medium size, probably sits around 100. A pretty large micro selection but nothing out of the ordinary. Over a dozen of taps and a lot of bottles. Usual suspects (Stone, Rogue, etc.) as well as a bunch of NY micros and some shitty stuff like Guiness. I had the Long Trail Coffee Stout on tap. They have food but I ate at Gilded Otter. Bacchus is more like the pub you go to enjoy a few pints and have fun while Gilded Otter is the pub that is more a restaurant. Depending on how you feel, both are valid choices.
A relaxed rathskeller / restaurant / pool hall in downtown New Paltz. It is the best bar I have tried yet in the area. Comfortable and spacious interior. The service is friendly, but if you have a large party they refuse to do separate checks and will put on a service charge, a common practice that I have never liked much. The good menu includes dinner plates, sandwiches, burgers, burritos, salads, chips, and the like. A recent visit shows that they have upped their food game, with springy rolls and delicious fresh fries. There are about a dozen taps with a few interesting selections, and a very big list of bottles (some of which are out of stock). There is also an in-house nano brewery that usually has a couple of items on the draft list. Unfortunately draft beer prices jumped a little this year. The under ten bucks pint could be an endangered species in southern NY State before long. This is definitely an enjoyable place to hang out for a bit, and before you do, check out some of the area’s first rate hiking, cycling, and rock climbing opportunities.
nice bar. Bottle list is pretty extensive... nothing too rare but good representation from lots of breweries. We played pool and listened to a decent band. Cool place to hang out. My sister, who goes to SUNY New Paltz says its a good place to hang out because it’s not overcrowded by college kids (looking for cheaper beer). Good service the staff seemed pretty knowledgeable about their products. Didn’t try the food. Prices seemed on the high side but doable. Had a good time here.
Nice ambiance with an old feel to it. Somewhat rustic with lots of wood exposure. Extensive bottle list with a pretty standard selection. Nothing out of this world, or rare. Didn’t notice any vintage stuff either. The tap selection is quite limited as well. The beer prices are OK, but the food is somewhat overpriced, although tasty. I had a grilled chicken sandwich with guacamole and sweet potato fries that were delicious. I’d say as a real beer geek you should visit the Gilded Otter brewpub right down the block for some brewpub ticks. Nothing out of the ordinary national market here.
Any place sporting a list of 400+ beers available is bound to have something good, and here Bacchus does not disappoint. I think the let down comes in the depth of good beers, which I find to be a little lacking. A quick perusal of their bottle list will come up with a large amount of well known brewers... often with 2-3 of their most bland and generic beers being offered. They do have good stuff there though, with a nice selection of Belgians, international stuff, and American. Prices are a bit steep... fresh bomber of Nugget Nectar - $16. Hitachino XH 12oz - 14. The taps are where you’ll get a better value, but there are only 4 rotating ’mystery’ taps, and they can be hit or miss (though some of the hits are quite good). Food is quite solid though.